Main Street Entrance

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Main Street Entrance

In 1709 Hartford authorized the purchase of one acre for it’s second burying ground from John Pantry for its 2nd burying ground, this being for its citizens of its 3rd Ecclesiastical Society (now East Hartford) on the east side of the Great River.

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Pomp Equality & Pitt Judeth

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Pomp Equality & Pitt Judeth

In the 1790 census, Connecticut had 2,764 slaves, with an additional 2808 who were free non-whites – those being free blacks or native Americans. And, in what is now East Hartford, there were 33 slaves. Of these, only two have markers in Center Cemetery: Pomp Equality and Pitt Judeth.

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Captain Stephen Buckland

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Captain Stephen Buckland

Stephen Buckland, born in 1742, was the grandson of William Buckland Sr., the head of a prominent, east-of-the-river settler family, which had been well established as early as the 1670s.

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Sergeant William Williams & Sarah Williams

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Sergeant William Williams & Sarah Williams

Born in 1652, Sergeant William Williams’ name first appears in a document of 1689 listing him as a member of a committee selected to choose the 4 houses to be fortified in case of Indian attack… Other than the dates on her tombstone, we know knowing about Sarah.

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Daniel Bidwell

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Daniel Bidwell

Daniel Bidwell, born in 1652, was among the first generation actually born in the Hartford settlement and later among the first settler families on the east side of the Great River. His father, John, as part of the Hooker Party, was among the original founders of the Hartford Settlement.

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